Thursday March 20, 2014 Jenner CA.
Cormorants seemed to be everywhere today, in the water and in the air
It was nice and calm when I got to Jenner today, but it didn’t last. I arrived around 10:30 AM and put my boat in the water. I paddled across the river and on up to Eagle’s Landing taking my time at a leisurely pace stopping often along the way.
Lots of cormorants
Looking across the river to Paddy’s rock, there were a bunch of cormorants sitting on some submerged gravel and a lot of them in the water by Paddy’s rock fishing away. The splashes you see by the rock are the cormorants that are fishing. The cormorants were really packed in today, so tight, I couldn’t count them. Easily over three hundred though.
After awhile I continued on up the river and turned around just below the highway one bridge.
Lots of geese today too
I passed on by and eventually they glided down to the water just below them. About five minutes later two more geese came flying down the river and a confrontation developed between two of the geese.
Another five minutes and the pair that flew in flew off.
More cormorants fishing away
Just as I passed the Eagle’s Landing area, I spied a bunch of cormorants fishing away .
I paddled on down the back channel of Penny Island and the wind picked up to about 25 miles an hour. Jenner has more wind in the spring, so it is to be expected.
A walk on Penny Island
I walked about half way across the island and back again, taking a good break too.
Like I said the wind was blowing fairly strong, but I wanted to go down and check out what was happening at the river’s mouth, so when I got back in my boat, I headed on down to the river’s mouth areas, through the wind, just have to paddle a bit harder.
More birds fishing
The River’s mouth area
The Pacific ocean was real rough and waves were breaking over the beach.
By now, I was fairly beat from my walk and paddling against the wind, so I headed on in for the day and took out about 4 PM.
I came on home and had a nap and then went out and did some yard work, mostly moving more mulch to my blue berry patch.
More napping after that, I was real tired out today, but had a good day.